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We can only welcome the G20 leaders proposal to improve coordination between national authorities as a key aspect of restoring confidence in global financial regulation. The question is however now if there is a need for similar action in the field of taxation. It is hence crucial to determine if, under current global economic conditions,… » read more

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Carbon taxes will not be the panacea national governments are probably expecting and their challenge for the future will be to use tax policy as an instrument of positive change. Using environmental and green taxation to boost falling tax revenues needs indeed careful planning by government and policy makers. An essential requirement of green taxes… » read more

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We can only deplore that businesses that are not genuinely committed to the green agenda will use the economic downturn as an excuse not to invest in it. However, the debate should not be the economy versus the environment. Climate change needs to be tackled head-on and all the evidence has shown that putting this… » read more

Posted by cecilebonino